Recent Viewpoints

October 22, 2021
women enlisted in military

Penna Dexter Every year, Congress funds the military by passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  The bill is again working its way through Congress, with a disturbing twist. The House version contains a provision that requires all women ages 18-35 to register for the Selective Service, just as men are required to do. The Senate Armed Services Committee has agreed to a similar amendment. The full Senate has not yet voted. Currently, only “male persons” are required to register…

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October 22, 2021
Theistic Evolution

Kerby Anderson How can we resolve the apparent tension between the scientific presentation of evolution and the Bible? Christians attempt to reconcile the two views by saying that evolution is true, and that’s the mechanism God used. Prominent organizations such as Biologos insist that theistic evolution (sometimes called evolutionary creation) is a superior view because of the evidence for evolutionary theory. Authors of a new book challenge that assumption based on their scientific understanding and their theological concerns. The book,…

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October 21, 2021
millenial-woman-mirror

Kerby Anderson Many members of the millennial generation think they are special. At least that is the conclusion of a recent study of college students. One newspaper report on the study put it this way: “If you asked a college freshman today who the Greatest Generation is, they might respond by pointing in a mirror.” The study of college students documented young people’s unprecedented level of self-infatuation. Psychologist Jean Twenge found that over the last four decades of research on…

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October 20, 2021
answering the new atheists

Kerby Anderson Many of the best-selling books over the last decade have been written by the New Atheists. Although you may never meet any of these authors, you will certainly interact with skeptics who use their arguments. One of the best Christian books to help refute many of the arguments by these New Atheists is the book, Is God Just a Human Invention? written by Sean McDowell and Jonathan Morrow. They answer eighteen of the most-cited arguments used by the New…

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October 19, 2021
Christian Ministries

Kerby Anderson What if Christians and Christian institutions that provide so many social services went on strike? That is a question Addison Del Mastro asks in The American Conservative. He reminds us of the book by Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged. She poses the question of what would happen if entrepreneurs in America decided to go on strike because of an increasingly overbearing regulatory state. The book documents the dystopia the country falls into. While I doubt that Christians and Christian…

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October 18, 2021
when harry became sally - book cover

Kerby Anderson The debate and discussion about transgender issues will continue because of a transgender ideology that has developed that is actually harmful to kids. That is one of the conclusions of the book by Ryan Anderson with the creative title: When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment. The transgender ideology promotes the opportunity for children to change their gender with surgery and drugs. And parents “are told that puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones may be the only…

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October 15, 2021
Title 22 - Paid Family & Medical Leave

Penna Dexter The Left’s massive social spending bill may be pared back in order to pass. But proponents of the new entitlements created by this legislation are not letting them go. They are simply reducing the price tags of initiatives by shortening their duration, knowing that Congress will be afraid not to renew them down the road. The Left is not about to give up any of the socialist policies it is stuffing into this bill. One of these is…

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October 15, 2021
IRS Building & $600

Kerby Anderson The next time you go to your bank or write a check, imagine the IRS is looking over your shoulder. That’s how some have described the latest attempt by the Biden Administration to gain even more information about your finances. You would think that your annual tax filing would be invasive enough. No doubt you have heard about legislation being considered that would allow the IRS to review every account that has at least a $600 balance or…

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October 14, 2021
College Dorm Room His & Hers

Kerby Anderson Imagine dropping your daughter off at a Christian college. You help her set up her dorm room. As you give her a final hug goodbye, you learn that her roommate is a male. That is the scenario that attorney Julie Marie Blake describes. She, and other ADF attorneys, are representing Missouri’s College of the Ozarks. Their lawsuit is challenging the Biden Administration rule that forces faith-based institutions to abandon their beliefs. A little history is in order. The…

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October 13, 2021
Steven-Pinker Tenured Harvard Professor

Kerby Anderson Carine Hajjar asks an important question: “Do Universities Still Care about Truth?” I suspect you already know the answer, but her commentary surfaced some interesting facts. She is a recent graduate of Harvard and even served on the editorial board of the Harvard Crimson. Although universities say they value diversity, intellectual diversity is not something they seem to value. She reminds us that only three percent of Harvard University’s faculty reported being “conservative.” Organizations that work on college…

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October 12, 2021
Violated - YouTube bans video

Kerby Anderson What is the significance of YouTube deciding to ban all videos that are critical of the current vaccines? Dr. Michael Brown believes this was a bad decision, even though he explains that he is not an anti-vaxxer. He is more concerned with the issue of free speech and the free exchange of important information and ideas. He begins by talking about his positive experience with the COVID videos that his ministry has posted online. YouTube, he says, has…

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